18th Annual

Phoenix Film Festival

April 05, 2018 to April 15, 2018

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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Feature Films - US Made
A Feature Film has a total running time over sixty (60) minutes in length. MADE IN UNITED STATES

Films may not have digital/home video distribution in order to qualify.
Live Action Short Films - US Made
Short films are considered to be all films under thirty(30) minutes in length. FILMS IN THIS CATEGORY MUST BE MADE IN UNITED STATES.
College Short Films
Short films are considered to be all films under thirty (30) minutes in length. In order to qualify for this category filmmaker must have been in college when film was made.

We recommend that Arizona students submit to the Arizona Student Film Festival at AZStudentFilmFestival.com
Animated Shorts
Short films are considered to be all films under thirty (30) minutes in length. Films submitted in this category must be animated.
World Cinema Shorts - Made Outside US
A Short Film has a total running time under thirty (30) minutes in length. A film in the World Cinema Features category is a film made in and represented by a nation other than the United States.
World Cinema Features - Made Outside US
A Feature Film has a total running time over sixty (60) minutes in length. A film in the World Cinema Features category is a film made in and represented by a nation other than the United States.

Films may not have digital/home video distribution in order to qualify.
Documentary Feature - US Made
This category is for documentaries over 60 minutes in length.

Films must be from United States. All others should submit in World Cinema Features
Short Documentary - US Made
This category is for documentaries under 30 minutes total running time. Film must be made in the United States
Phoenix Film Fest Short Screenplay Search
We're looking for top-notch UNPRODUCED screenplays. Screenplays must be less than 25 pages.
Arizona Shorts - Made in Arizona
This category is for short films, under thirty (30) minutes, that were made in Arizona.
Medium Length Documentaries - US Made
This category is for medium-length documentaries whose running time is between 31 and 59 minutes total running time. Docs 30 minutes and under should be submitted to the Short Documentary category and docs 60 minutes and over would be submitted to the Documentary Feature category.
The film must be made in the United States
African American Directed Features - US Made
This category is for Feature Films (over 60 minutes) directed by an African American filmmaker.
African American Directed Shorts- US Made
This category is for Short Films (under 30 minutes) directed by an African American filmmaker.
Latino American Directed Features- US Made
This category is for Feature Films (over 60 minutes) directed by an Latino American filmmaker.

Films must be made in the United States.
Latino American Directed Shorts- US Made
This category is for Short Films (under 30 minutes) directed by an Latino American filmmaker.

Films must be made in the United States.
Native American Directed Features- US Made
This category is for Feature Films (over 60 minutes) directed by a Native American filmmaker.
Native American Directed Shorts- US Made
This category is for Short Films (under 30 minutes) directed by an Native American filmmaker.
Arizona Features - Made in Arizona
This category is for feature films, over sixty (60) minutes, that were made in Arizona.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The Phoenix Film Foundation is a 501c3 Non-profit Organization whose mission is to support and develop the artistic appreciation, educational opportunities and growth of independent film within and outside of Arizona. The Foundation’s primary functions through its programs are to promote the exhibition of independent films and conduct educational programs that teach the art of independent filmmaking.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

We're excited to open the call for entries for the 18th Annual Phoenix Film Festival. The festival once again returns to early April and we anticipate another great year with incredible films and film-hungry audiences. We've got an amazing venue, excited audiences and all we need are your films.

The Phoenix Film Festival has been named one of The 25 Coolest Film Festivals and a Top 50 Worth the Entry Fee by MovieMaker Magazine and has been called the most filmmaker-friendly festival out there. The Phoenix Film Festival is a program of the 501c(3) non-profit Phoenix Film Foundation, started in 2000, and it has quickly become Arizona's Largest Film Festival.

"The Phoenix Film Festival is first and foremost a filmmaker's festival. It is a privilege for us to screen your film and we do not take that for granted. Filmmakers return year after year, even if they don't have a film at the festival, and that's something were extremely proud of. If you submit to us, rest assured your film will be reviewed and be given sincere consideration." - Jason Carney, Executive Director

The Phoenix Film Festival annually holds 250 screenings, holds amazing parties and provides filmmaking seminars to capacity audiences of over 25,000. The Festival takes place all in one convenient location and is held on 7 screens at the state of the art gorgeous Harkins Scottsdale/101. All parties and workshops are held in the Party Pavilion just outside the theatre. Which means everything you need is right on site.

The Festival will be held including the United States best competition for feature-length premiere independent films, several film premieres and screenings outside of competition from major U.S. Studios and filmmakers in our Showcase Program, a Foreign Film Showcase of feature and short-length films, many Short Film Programs including College, Animated, Documentary and Arizona Filmmakers. We're also happy to host our Unified by Film program which will feature films from Latino American, African American and Native American directors.

Don't just take it from us, here are just a few comments we received from our past filmmakers......

“We can't thank you enough for this experience and we are so happy that you have also brought us closer to new friends and filmmakers that will enrich our lives and open the doors to future alliances. Truly, by being at PFF for our world premiere has spoiled us and raised the bar for all upcoming festivals..”
Connie Alicino, Producer, “Secondhand Hearts”

“My film HAPPY has been in 12 festivals since October, and I can honestly report that far and away, Phoenix Film Festival was the most positive experience of them all, in every way. The entire staff, from Jason Carney on down, were warm, welcoming, professional, and FUN! This festival takes care of the Filmmakers they bring in, like no other I have attended. Also of note, I found that I bonded with several of the other filmmakers in both a personal and professional way, which I had previously not done at other festivals. Perhaps it was partially the specific chemistry of 'us', but I can say that this atmosphere of camaraderie is definitely encouraged by the festival staff.
Michael Patrick McKinley, Director, “Happy”

"The Phoenix Film Festival is the ultimate cinema-going experience as far as I'm concerned. Taking place at one fantastic venue makes it possible for the most rabid film nuts to spend their entire week bouncing around to a well-curated slate of movies. There is so much love behind this festival and I will definitely be coming back, whether as a filmmaker or just a fan!"
Phil Furey, Director, "Since: The Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103"

“Participating in the Phoenix Film Festival was an absolutely incredible experience. Not only is the festival impeccably run by a slew of attentive staff and volunteers, but also the quality of the programming is outstanding. Additionally, I was really impressed with the festival’s commitment to the community, whether through workshops for students or Q and A’s with filmmakers. I love participating in these kinds of activities, and I truly believe they are a vital part of the film going (and loving) experience. Thank you Phoenix Film Festival!”
Scott K. Foley, Co-writer/Director, “Jessica”

The Phoenix Film Festival is a program on the Phoenix Film Foundation. The Foundation is a 501c3 Non-profit Organization whose mission is to support and develop the artistic appreciation, educational opportunities and growth of independent film within and outside of Arizona. The Foundation’s primary functions through its programs are to promote the exhibition of independent films and conduct educational programs that teach the art of independent filmmaking.

ORGANIZERS

Jason Carney (Executive Director)

GENERAL RULES

1. Premiere Requirements:

Shorts films may not screen in the Phoenix Metro area from January 1 to April 30, 2017 if selected.

Features must have a Phoenix Metro area premiere.

The Phoenix Metro Area includes the cities of Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler, Mesa, Tempe, Gilbert, Maricopa, Glendale, Peoria, Surprise, Cave Creek, Carefree, Anthem, Goodyear, Sun City, Avondale, Tolleson, Buckeye, Ahwatukee, Sun Lakes, Apache Junction, Laveen, Fountain Hills, Litchfield Park, Paradise Valley and Queen Creek.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

2. I have read, understood and complied with all eligibility requirements of the categories for which I would like this film to be considered and to the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this document are true.

a- This film is not subject to litigation nor is threatened by any litigation.

b- I am duly authorized to submit this film to the Festival and its Competition and understand that the Festival holds the right to screen my film for Festival screening and promotional purposes and to extract clips from this film for promotional purposes. I understand this may include online streaming of clips on Festival or Festival sponsor sites.

c- I understand that the Phoenix Film Festival ("Festival") and the Phoenix Film Foundation (“Foundation” are not responsible for any type of damage to or loss of the print during screenings, at any other time during the course of the Festival, while the film is in the Festival’s possession or while en route to or from the Festival, and I release The Phoenix Film Festival ("Festival") and the Phoenix Film Foundation from any and all liabilities regarding damage to or loss of the print while en route to/from the Festival or while it is in their possession.

d- Should this film win a Copper Wing Award (“Award”) at the Phoenix Film Festival, I am authorized and/or empowered by all parties legally representing this film to name the individual(s) listed on the Copper Wing Award Designation List (to be received upon notice of selection to Festival) to receive any and all award(s).

e. In the event the designated party is unable to attend the awards ceremony, I understand that the director and/or producer of the film as listed in the credits of the film shall accept any and all awards in their stead.

f. If selected as a participant in the Festival, television ready media clips of the film must be provided by the date provided on notice of selection if requested.

g. If selected as a participant I will deliver the film in format requested by deadline set at time of acceptance.

h. A film will not be considered in multiple categories. The entrant must select the appropriate category at time of submission.

i. This film will not be available online publicly until the completion of the 2018 Phoenix Film Festival.